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I've always been a fan of Bruce Springsteen and have all his albums in my collection, so I was always going to buy this album in spite of all the negative press it has received. What we have here is a very good album which contains the studio version of 41 Shots and a re-recording of The Ghost of Tom Joad. While these may be the main songs on the album there are others worthy of mention. Down In The Hole, The Wall and the title track are all new favourites of mine and while it perhaps doesn't reach the heights of Wrecking Ball it is by no means a poor album. Maybe he's missing some old friends and wants us to continue hearing them. Clarence Clemons is featured on this record as is Danny Federici, so maybe it's still too difficult for him to move on completely. Whatever the reason, enjoy the songs and while I prefer the original Ghost of Tom Joad, this new version is certainly different. I brought the version with the DVD of Born In The USA. Watch it and you can see he is still the best live act on the planet.